‘Oregon 605’ Pea (Pisum sativum L.) was developed primarily for commercial freezing in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. It is resistant to the enation mosaic-red clover vein mosaic virus complex, a limiting factor in Western Oregon pea production. ‘Oregon 605’ is also resisitant to powdery mildew., an advantage in seed production areas and possible processing areas such as Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington. ‘Oregon 605’ was released jointly by the Oregon and Washington Agricultural Experiment Stations.
‘Oregon 605’ pea (Pisum sativum L.) was developed primarily for commercial freezing in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. It is resistant to the enation mosaic-red clover vein mosaic virus complex, a limiting factor in Western Oregon pea production. ‘Oregon 605’ is also resistant to powdery mildew, an advantage in seed production areas and possible processing areas such as Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington. ‘Oregon 605’ was released jointly by the Oregon and Washington Agricultural Experiment Stations.
‘Corvallis’ pea was developed for home garden use in western Oregon and other areas of the northwest where pea production is limited by a complex of enation mosaic and pea streak viruses. In these areas, susceptible cultivars must be planted in Feb. or March to escape virus infection, and, even then, serious damage occurs in some seasons. Since wet springs typify most of the areas involved and often make the soil unworkable in Feb.-March, resistant cultivars are needed to permit April-June planting.
Clubroot-resistant cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. Capitata group) inbred breeding lines Oregon 100, 123, 140, and 142 have been released by the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. They were developed at Corvallis, Ore., in field plots with established infestations of Plasmodiophora brassicae Wor., the causal organism of clubroot. The lines have shown useful field resistance to clubroot in British Columbia and northwestern Washington. These lines have good horticultural characteristics, especially short cores and high solidity, and most combinations among them produce F1 hybrids of excellent type. Some F1 hybrid combinations are of acceptable size and quality for sauerkraut use. One or more of these lines may be usable as commercial clubroot-resistant cultivars for market or home garden.
‘Oregon Sugarpod’ edible-pod pea (Pisum sativum L.), was released by the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station in 1971. Initially developed for areas of the Pacific Northwest where enation mosaic virus is a problem, this cultivar appears to be finding wider acceptance because it bears large pods comparable to those of ‘Mammoth Melting Sugar’ but on a dwarf plant similar to the ‘Perfection’ types. In this respect, it may be unique among American cultivars.
Pea (Pisum sativum L.) breeding lines Oregon M176, S423, S434, and S441, were released in 1975 by the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. These lines, all of freezing type, were developed primarily for Western Oregon where enation mosaic and pea streak are often seriously damaging to the later plantings of processing peas.
‘Oregon CR-1’ is a late maturing cultivar of broccoli, Brassica oleracea (Italica group), resistant to clubroot, Plasmodtophora brassicae. Wor. It was released by the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station for commercial production and as a source of clubroot resistance for plant breeders.
‘Oregon Cherry’ is a highly determinate, compact, fruitful, and early maturing cultivar. Developed in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon, it should be adapted to cool summer areas where most cherry tomato culti-vars are late to mature. Similar to the F1 hybrid ‘Small Fry’ in fruit size and quality, ‘Oregon Cherry’ is less vegetative and vigorous, but more concentrated in fruit set, and generally earlier in production pattern. This cultivar should be useful in home gardens and for early fresh market production. It should be superior to most existing cultivars where a compact plant and earliness are needed.
Oregon T5-4 is a tomato breeding line with a strong tendency for early parthenocarpic fruit set under cool conditions. Extreme earliness in T5-4 is associated with early flowering, the ability to set seedless fruit under low temperature, and possibly with fast ripening of seedless fruit. Although the line lacks uniformity and crack resistance, and has poor color, it has good flavor and could be used in home gardens in areas with a climate similar to that of western Oregon. The principal value of T5-4, however, should be in breeding small to medium-sized tomatoes for cool northern and coastal areas.
‘Gold Nugget’ is a determinate, fruitful tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) cultivar, bearing golden colored cherry-type tomatoes, resembling ‘Yellow Plum’ in flavor. It was developed for home gardeners in western Oregon under cool summer conditions where it is early maturing and has a strong tendency for seedless fruit.